samurai uniform

Kamisaka Sekka
Waiting by a treeKamisaka Sekka (1866-1942)Hanging scroll, ink, and pigments on paper. Painting: 134 by 30,5 cmMounts: 200 x 48 cm This painting represents a man waiting under a dark tree. The composition is extremely simple but suggestive. The artist, with few elements, can, in fact, create a vivid and dynamic scene, based on the tension between the strong ink stain that renders the tree and the elegant figure of the man, dressed in an aristocratic robe.Painter and designer, Kamisaka Sekka has been one of the most important Japanese artists who brought the traditional aesthetic in...

TessenFighting fanMid Edo Period (1615 - 1867), Iron, paper with silver-leaf and bamboo.Menhari-gata (opening fan), sensu-gata (enlongated shape)Lenght: 33 cm. - Width open: 54.5 cm.Iron fan with an elegant shape, with nine bamboo ribs.Customarily carried in the hands or tucked in the obi (belt), the folding fan  played a significant role in Japanese etiquette, especially on formal occasions, and was rarely ever out of a samurai's possession. Perhaps because it was considered such an ordinary item, it was easily employed as a suitable side arm with only minor modifications....

Suji-bachi kabuto
Samurai helmet with silver decoration DATEMomoyama Period  (1575 - 1615)MEDIUMIron with silver decoration ( nunomezogan)SIGNATURESoshu-Ju Myochin Jo A 32 iron-plate kabuto each decorated with nunomezogan choji-karakusa with a clove and ivy motif.The four cardinal plates are bordered with so-fukurin, while all of them have gilt higaki at the base. The frontal plate is larger, with a central shinodare. The tehen-no-kanamono is flat, as used in Momoyama period. The kuwagata-dai is older and dates back to...

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